Denver Open



$100,000 DENVER OPEN
Celebrity Sports Center, Denver, Colo., May 24-28, 1983

Milton Grabs No. 3 In '83

Tom Milton became the first player on the 1983 PBA Tour to record three titles after notching the $100,000 Denver Open against Steve Cook, 248-177.

Milton easily earned the $13,000 first prize on the strength of nine strikes in the championship final. Earlier in the year he had captured the Showboat Invitational at Las Vegas and the Greater Hartford (Conn.) Open on the Winter Tour.

In the opening match Earl Anthony sneaked past Houston Open winner Bob Handley, 166-159. Anthony got his game back on track against third-seeded Dave Husted and advanced with a 210-149 win.

Cook then maintained his championship round dominance against Anthony with a 225-176 triumph to set up the title confrontation.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.248 (1 game)$13,000
2Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.402 (2 games)7,500
3Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.552 (3 games)5,500
4Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.149 (1 game)4,500
5Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.159 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Anthony defeated Handley, 166-159: Anthony defeated Husted, 210-149: Cook defeated Anthony. 225-176: and in the championship game. Milton defeated Cook. 248-177.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 9668 230.1 17-7-0 510 10178 
#2Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9733 231.7 14-10-0 420 10153 
3Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9565 227.7 15-9-0 450 10015 
4Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 9413 224.1 13-10-1 405 9818 
5Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 9395 223.6 14-10-0 420 9815 
#**6Jay Robinson, Yorba Linda, Calif. 9319 221.8 16-8-0 480 9799 $3,550
7Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa. 9203 219.1 15-9-0 450 9653 3,000
8Pete Weber, St. Louis 9260 220.4 13-11-0 390 9650 2,800
9Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 9148 217.8 14-10-0 420 9568 2,400
10Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif. 9196 218.9 10-13-1 315 9511 2,600
11Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 9042 215.2 15-9-0 450 9492 2,200
#12Bill Spigner, Chicago 9094 216.5 13-11-0 390 9484 2,100
#13Wayne Webb, Carmel, Ind. 9155 217.9 9-15-0 270 9425 2,000
14Walter Ray Williams Jr., Pomona, Calif. 9088 216.3 10-14-0 300 9388 1,900
15Matt Surina, Bremerton, Wash. 9063 215.7 10-14-0 300 9363 1,800
16Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo. 9000 214.2 12-12-0 360 9360 1,700
17Pete McCordic, Houston 9007 214.4 11-12-1 330 9352 1,600
18Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas 9062 215.7 9-14-1 285 9347 1,500
19Steve Lewis, Columbus, Ind. 8977 213.7 12-12-0 360 9337 1,400
20Dennis Pate, Temple, Texas 9002 214.3 9-14-1 285 9287 1,350
21Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 8921 212.4 11-12-1 330 9266 1,300
22Gus Yannaras, Milwaukee, Wis. 8922 212.4 9-15-0 270 9192 1,250
23Greg Baranyk, Bismarck, Mo. 8774 208.9 8-16-0 240 9014 1,200
24Jimmy Certain, Milwaukee, Wis. 8505 202.5 6-18-0 180 8685 1,150

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Jeff Morin, N. Ridgeville, Ohio$1,040
*26Arnie Goldman, Chicago1,078
 Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.1,003
28Ron Palombi Jr., Erie. Pa.980
29Mike Morris. Fargo, N.D.970
30Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M.960
31Don Genalo, N. Merrick, N.Y.950
32Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.935
 Dale Eagle, Santa Maria, Calif.935
34Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla.920
35Chuck Thompson, Colorado Springs, Colo.910
36Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.900
37Jeff Vogel, Grand Junction, Colo.890
38Rick Sajek, Highland, Ind.880
39Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.870
40Nick Tjotjos, Westlake, Ohio860
41Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio850
42Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J.840
43Tommy Nevitt, Jacksonville, Fla.830
44Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y.820
45Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.810
46Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.800
47Gary Daroszewski, Milwaukee, Wis.790
48Dave Roy, Englewood, Colo.780

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader -Tom Milton, 4,231. 24th place - Steve Lewis, 3,865. # - Doug Laird, Jeff Mackey, Bruce Carter, Rick Vittone, Jay Robinson, Wayne Webb, Bill Spigner and Steve Cook rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) - Bill Spigner, Mike Aulby, Charlie Tapp, Tom Milton, Jay Robinson, Ken Fernandez.